LettUs Grow has partnered with light provider, Vertically Urban, to use their ultra-slim Horti-Blade LED light in Drop & Grow container farms.
Drop & Grow container farms are vertical farming systems inside a shipping container. This modular solution allows growers to pilot test their business plan, create perfect environmental conditions for different crops by using multiple containers, and scale up their operation as their business grows.
Last year, in internal trials conducted by placement PhD students, LettUs Grow found that Vertically Urban's Horti-Blade outperformed other options. They found that it was more efficient - using less energy to produce higher light intensities and producing more yield per kWh used. It also was more flexible - being dimmable and adjustable depending on crops grown and promoting better growth - the lights were more evenly distributed across beds, reducing edge effects, increasing yields, and promoting leaf growth rather than the stem.
"We're very excited to be partnering with this great UK provider. By collaborating with the best industry players & integrating the latest technologies, we can make sure our Drop & Grow container farms are always at the forefront of innovation in the controlled environment agriculture industry," said Ben Crowther, Chief Technical Officer at LettUs Grow.
Andrew Littler, Vertically Urban's CEO, added, "Drop & Grow is precisely the kind of application we had in mind when designing Horti-Blade, so we're excited to have been chosen by LettUs Grow as their lighting partner for the project. We can't wait to see the project continue to flourish and look forward to playing our part in the company's future growth."
Come and find LettUs Grow & Vertically Urban at Greentech Amsterdam from June 14th-16th.